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Helping students kickstart their design careers since 1997.

We create an inspirational learning environment and teach relevant industry skills to give our graduates the best possible chance of employment.

Andrew Shillington
Founder & CEO

Our history

Shillington was formed out of necessity. Back in 1997, Andrew Shillington ran a busy design studio, but kept coming up short on his hunt for junior designers. There was plenty of passion but less-than-impressive proficiency. He found most graduates weren’t prepared with high-level technical skills and the ability to work efficiently to tight deadlines. So he decided to do something about it.

In 1997, Andrew founded Shillington—pioneering a new way of learning for design students to fast-track their creative career from nowhere to somewhere.

Twenty years later and our story is still evolving. We’ve expanded to six international campuses and seen graduates achieve incredible things, but we’ve always stayed true to our original mission and model. Things move fast at Shillington, and we plan on keeping it that way.

Is 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time really long enough to learn design?

Graphic Design Course

Is 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time really long enough to learn design?

Absolutely. Our course is expertly planned to teach technical skills, cover design theory and ingrain creative principles to help you create a well-rounded portfolio. Read more on the blog in Learn Graphic Design Fast or Fast, Good or Cheap. And if you want to hear it straight from our graduates, check out 11 Unbiased Shillington Reviews.

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Should I study full-time or part-time?

Enrolling

Should I study full-time or part-time?

Totally up to you! It depends on your availability and learning style. Full-time is an intensive three month program where you’ll be completely immersed. Part-time is a good fit for students who currently work full-time or enjoy incorporating time to reflect into studying. But apart from the duration, the curriculum is identical.

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Do you have connections in the design industry?

Course Outcomes

Do you have connections in the design industry?

Yes. All of our teachers are practising graphic designers and we regularly welcome industry guest lecturers to share insights and experience. Check out industry connections and our #industrytalks features on the blog.

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I’ve already worked or trained as a designer. Is Shillington right for me?

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I’ve already worked or trained as a designer. Is Shillington right for me?

Our course is ideal for current creatives to revive software skills and enhance their understanding of the design fundamentals. If your software skills are self-taught, we’ll teach you how to work smoothly and efficiently across the Adobe Creative Suite. Or if your current portfolio isn’t up-to-scratch, we’ll help you craft a collection of your best work, showcasing an ability to work across a wide range of briefs.

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